Beyoncé Reveals What Motivated Blue Ivy To Practice Harder
Blue Ivy is not one to mess with. It’s no secret that since her birth, she has been in the public eye, and often unfairly criticized. People would comment on her looks, how she wore her hair, or speculate if she would ever achieve the success of her parents, Beyoncé and Jay-Z — which is a lot of pressure to put on an 11-year-old girl. Well, over the summer, she chose to follow in her mother’s footsteps and embark on the Renaissance World Tour.
She made her debut in Paris. Jay infamously said in “Glory” that the City of Lights was where the eldest Carter offspring was concieved. After her performances alongside Beyoncé and her dancers to “My Power” and “Black Parade,” the 11-year-old received backlash for her “lackluster” moves. Her Paris performance was just supposed to be a one-off but she wanted to continue to perform. However, according to The New York Times, Beyoncé was originally against her performing at all.
“She told me she was ready to perform,” Beyoncé says in the film, per the outlet, “and I told her no.”
Obviously, Bey changed her mind, and she performed in front of thousands of people in Atlanta, New Jersey, Houston, Los Angeles, and more.
The Renaissance creator did admit that after Blue caught wind of some negative comments online, she leveraged the noise as fuel to continue instead of giving up.
Jay-Z Talks About Blue Ivy Criticism
In Jay’s most recent interview with Gayle King on CBS Mornings, the prolific rapper said that his 11-year-old daughter was nervous about hitting the stage but he said it gave him goosebumps to watch her perform. He also spoke about the harsh criticism she has received over the years.
“Even [as] a little girl, how she keeps her hair,” he said of the media’s attack on his oldest daughter. “So, for her to be on that stage and reclaim her power, and the song is called ‘My Power,’ and it’s just—you can’t write a better script.”
You can watch Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé starting Friday (Dec. 1) in an AMC Theater near you.